iPhone XR vs Galaxy S9 Plus

Which phone is best for you?

iPhone XR and Galaxy S9 Plus are both very much part of the 2018 trend for larger screens. In fact, the Galaxy S9 Plus display just pips iPhone XR by an inch. Both have beautiful edge-to-edge displays so, despite their generous screen sizes, they’re surprisingly easy to hold in one hand.

iPhone XR is the more recent phone and comes in six vibrant colour variations. Its A12 Bionic chip is the same as in the flagship XS and XS Max models, so you can enjoy all the benefits of its incredible processing power. Unlock your phone securely with Advanced Face ID, immerse yourself in ground-breaking 3D augmented reality games and more. Or create beautiful images and adjust the focus afterwards to get the perfect depth of field effect.

You can also create striking depth of field effects with the dual lens camera of Galaxy S9 Plus – and as one lens is set to 2x optical zoom, you can get closer to distant objects without loss of quality. Plus, the other lens can adjust automatically to different light levels, giving better images in tricky conditions. It’s also great for exploring the world of augmented reality. See how a new piece of furniture looks in your living room, watch virtual dinosaurs crash through your garden and more.

We’ve prepared a list of specs for both phones to let you compare them and make your choice easier.

  • Apple

    iPhone XR

    • Use Portrait Mode to create stunning images that stand out with breath-taking detail against naturally blurred backgrounds

    • Enjoy the latest Augmented Reality games and apps – including 3D Animoji

    • See everything in true-life colour on the edge-to-edge Liquid Retina HD display

    • Choose from a range of vibrant colours to suit your style

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  • Samsung

    Galaxy S9 Plus

    • Take stunning images in any light and create pro effects with ease with Dual Aperture and 2x optical zoom lenses

    • Turn your selfie into an animated emoji and discover a new way to share your stories

    • Point the camera to discover more about the world around you with Bixby Vision

    • Stretch time and capture moments in vivid detail with Super Slow-mo video mode

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  note 9
galaxy s9 plus
Storage Capacity 64 GB
128 GB
256 GB
128 GB
Display 6.1 inch all-screen LCD 6.2"
Size and Weight Height: 150.9 mm
Width: 75.7 mm
Depth: 0.33 mm
Weight: 194 grams
Height: 158.1 mm
Width: 73.8. mm
Depth 8.5 mm
Weight: 189g
Splash, Water and Dust Resistant Yes Yes
Chip A12 Bionic chip Octa-core Exynos 9810
Main Camera 12 MP Dual 12 MP
Video Recording 4K video recording at 24 fps 960 FPS in Slow-mo mode
Front Camera 7 MP 8 MP